Goodyear Blimp Tour

Post date: Jun 18, 2016 3:54:10 AM

On 26 March 2016, squadron members had an opportunity for a private tour of Goodyear Tire & Rubber's Airship Facility in Suffield, OH. Everyone learned about the history of lighter-than-air craft and then got an up-close view of the Spirit of Goodyear airship that was docked while finishing assembly before delivery to its home base. The tour was led by one of Goodyear's blimp pilots, giving a first-hand perspective in what it takes to fly one of these airships. After the tour at the Airship Facility, the group paid a visit-at-a-distance to the Akron Airdock, formerly owned by Goodyear and now owned by Lockheed Martin. View the photos from the activity here.

Group photo in front of the Goodyear blimp.